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Gitcombe Retreat

Cornworthy - Devon

An architect-designed retreat with private hot tub and fabulous facilities - perfectly located on the award-winning Gitcombe Estate in glorious South Devon.

  • Sleeps: 8 +2 kids
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 4
from £1678 per week

How to book...

Gitcombe Retreat is owned and managed by Emma Banks.

You can book online now at their website. Just click the button and we'll send you there to see more info and to book...

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  The Highlights...

  • Architect designed oak-framed retreat with designer interiors and underfloor heating throughout.
  • Enjoy breathtaking views out of the floor-to-ceiling windows.
  • The glorious open-plan living space is breathtaking, with Fired Earth limestone floors, impressive oak beams and a handsome Morso log burner.
  • Onsite there is an impressive range of luxurious facilities including an indoor and outdoor pool, sun-bathing terrace, tennis courts and a hand-carved childrens play area.
  • Explore the 14 acres of stunning grounds with plenty of picnic spots and footpaths for you to enjoy.
  • Gitcombe Retreat has received a Five Star with a Gold Accolade from Visit England. The retreat was also assessed under the National Accessible Scheme and achieved ratings of Mobility One (older and less agile guests) and Mobility Two (part time wheelchair users).
  • Spa treatments are available on request
  • A good network of trails for walking in and running

  You should know...

  • We are sorry but strictly no dogs (for visually impaired we do welcome fully trained guide dogs for the blind).
  • Let from Saturday to Saturday.

  The Detail...

Gitcombe Retreat has the real wow factor - designed by award-winning architect, Roderick James, its a gorgeous addition to the stunning Gitcombe Estate. With designer interiors, underfloor heating and your own private hot tub, theres plenty to get excited about. Onsite you get to take advantage of the exclusive facilities - including two swimming pools, tennis courts and a hand-carved adventure playground. And as its only one of nine cottages, its guaranteed to be perfectly peaceful all year round.

With exquisite attention to detail, it should come as no surprise that the owners have earned themselves a "Visit England" Gold Award and a 5 Star award. Step inside to discover a vast open-plan oak-framed living, dining and kitchen area. With floor to ceiling windows, impressive oak beams and beautiful Fired Earth limestone flooring throughout, it has design flair from top to bottom. Wonderfully light and airy in summer and luxuriously cosy in winter, its the perfect space for friends or families to spread out in style.

The cosy lounge area has plush sofas, a flat screen TV with Sonos sound system and a handsome Morso log burner. And with vast windows and bi-fold doors, it offers the most spectacular views. Step out to enjoy the delightful wrap around oak balcony.

A large dining area that can easily seat ten leads on to the divine kitchen. With bespoke painted cabinetry, sparkling granite worktops and a large central island, its a wonderfully social space.

There are three double ensuite bedrooms and one twin/double room that has easy access to the luxuriously large family bathroom. All the bedrooms are effortlessly elegant with soft Farrow & Ball colour palettes, crisp white linen and beautiful textiles. The super-stylish ensuites have large walk-in showers and top-of-the range fittings. Whilst the impressively large family bathroom boasts a designer Ashton and Bentley bath.

Outside there are private gardens, a BBQ and dining area for up to ten people, and a fabulously relaxing hot tub finishes it all off perfectly.

Onsite there are glorious facilities to discover - the indoor-heated pool with sauna and steam room is a welcome oasis all year round. Whilst the sheltered outdoor pool offers up glorious views throughout the summer months. There are also championship size tennis courts, a boules court and a basketball net. For little ones of varying sizes, theres an indoor soft-cushion play area, table football, toy shed and a hand-carved adventure playground. And if that isnt enough, theres also 14 acres of grounds to explore.

The local area is truly stunning with plenty of gorgeous walks and beaches within easy striking distance. The pretty towns of Totnes and Dartmouth are just a short drive away - offering up a unique slice of Devon, theyre both definitely worth exploring. And for any foodies, youll be pleased to hear that youre just ten miles from the award-winning organic restaurant, Riverford Field Kitchen.


Essential Features
  • Baby Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Heating
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • No Dogs
  • No Smoking
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Living Spaces
  • Games/Books
  • Open fire/Woodburner
  • Pool table
  • Coffee machine
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Highchair
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Bath
  • Cot
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
  • Towels (beach)
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • BBQ
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Babysitting
  • Chef for hire
  • Cleaning service
  • Off road free parking
  • Sauna
  • Table tennis


  • Art classes
  • Beach (lake)
  • Beach (sea)
  • Bird watching
  • Boat trips
  • Cooking classes
  • Cycling
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Historical sites
  • Horse riding
  • Kite surfing
  • Markets
  • Massage
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Walking
  • Museums/Galleries
  • Nightlife (lively)
  • Nightlife (low key)
  • Pub/Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Sailing
  • Spa
  • Supermarket/food shop
  • Swimming pool (public)
  • Tennis
  • Theme park
  • Water Park
  • Wellbeing
  • Wildlife
  • Windsurfing
  • Wine tasting
  • Yoga
  • Zoo/Wildlife park

  On the map...

  Nearest Airport

Exeter Airport - 1 hour drive



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Gitcombe Retreat is owned and managed by Emma Banks.

You can book online now at their website. Just click the button and we'll send you there to see more info and to book...

Book Online Now  

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Emma Banks.

Message the owner  
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